GardenMusic 2012: Programs
GardenMusic will feature four subscription concerts, daily mini concerts with spoken introductions (called “Shorts”), Random Acts of Culture, open rehearsals in the Garden, a kids concert, and many other educational activities. The main events are:
Subscription Concert Dates:
OPENING GALA, Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
The Opening Concert will primarily feature the Sixth Floor Trio, but will also introduce the Artists who will already be in residence at GardenMusic. There will be a gala dinner following this performance (dinner price information coming soon). The repertoire will range from Brahms to bluegrass, original compositions to rock covers, klezmer to a West Side Story medley.
HISTORY OF MUSIC, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
The second subscription performance, on Wednesday, March 28th, is called “The History of Chamber Music.” In creating this program, Artistic Directors the Sixth Floor Trio wove together a seamless thread of works tracing the origins of this genre from the earliest folk and church music through the major core eras and closing with the 21st century. This program will build a very beautiful and powerful arc built on small tastes of many different styles and flavors (a sort of tasting menu!). Repertoire includes arrangements of ancient choral and Renaissance dance music, Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, Shostakovich, Barber and more!
COLLABORATIONS, Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
The Collaborations concert, on Thursday, March 29th, will feature joint presentations with several talented Miami artists from City Theatre, the Miami Ballet, filmmakers from the Miami International Film Festival, and a poet from the O, Miami Poetry Festival. The program will finish with a fully-staged version of Stravinsky’s dramatic masterpiece “L’Histoire du Soldat.”
FINALE/CELEBRATION, Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
On Sunday, April 1st, GardenMusic will close with Celebration, the final performance of the 2012 Festival. This evening will include several epic and exciting works including the Schumann Piano Quartet, Schoenfield’s Cafe Music, and the “Sixth Floor septet by the Festival’s own Teddy Abrams.
Concert for Kids
Saturday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m.